The hottest restaurants coming to the DMV

There’s a flurry of high-profile restaurants scheduled to join the local dining scene in the coming months. Here’s more than four dozen of the most anticipated hospitality ventures coming down the pike.

The Wharf

What: Expect a slew of hot restaurants to arrive this fall at the Wharf complex, a three-year, $2.5-billion overhaul of D.C.’s southwest waterfront. Some of the most anticipated properties include the second area Requin, new pub/nightclub The Brighton, Shaw Bijou alum Kwame Onwuachi’s mystery restaurant in the InterContinental Washington D.C. – The Wharf, restaurateur Fabio Trabocchi’s Spanish-themed Del Mar, restaurateur Cathal Armstrong’s Asian-themed Kaliwa, Belgian chef Jan Van Haute’s all-day restaurant, Florentijn, and the first waterfront Hank’s Oyster Bar. (Check out the full list of new restaurants, clubs, and bars here.)

When: October

Isabella Eatery

What: The massive 41,000-square-foot food emporium from empire builder Mike Isabella is made up of eight distinct eateries and a cocktail bar on the third floor of Tysons Galleria; expect to find flagship pizza restaurant Graffiato, reconfigured sushi spot Yona, and taco haven Pepita Cantina complemented by a gourmet coffee shop and dedicated ice cream parlor. Shoppers can even carry boozy coffees, seasonal sangrias, and beers within the interconnected facility.

Where: Tysons Galleria, International Drive, McLean, Va.

When: November


What: Chef Haidar Karoum’s first solo project will show off his Lebanese roots and extensive travels through Western Europe and Southeast Asia — linking everything via seasonal ingredients from the Mid-Atlantic. Expect counter seating for 14 at an open kitchen with room for another 27 in the bar. An adjacent patio space will feature seating for 32 others during warmer months.

Where: 1331 Fourth Street SE

When: Fall


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